Reappointment of Commissioner Graham Fraser good news for English-speaking community of Quebec

MONTREAL, March 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased with the reappointment of Graham Fraser as Commissioner of Official Languages. The nomination was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Pending approval by the House of Commons and Senate, Fraser, who has been serving as Commissioner of Official Languages since October 2006, will serve an additional three years after his current mandate ends on October 17.

"This is extremely good news because of the significant role that Commissioner Fraser has played as a bridge builder between the French and English-speaking communities, both in Quebec and in Canada," said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux, noting that Mr. Fraser is well respected in Quebec and throughout the country and has been a voice of reason during sensitive language debates including the current controversy over Bill 14.

For the full version of the press release, go to www.qcgn.ca/news

The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 41 English-language community organizations across Quebec. Its mission is to identify, explore and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.

SOURCE: QUEBEC COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK (QCGN)

For further information:

Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Rita.legault@qcgn.ca 
Tel.: (514) 868-9044, ext. 223, Cell: (514) 912-6555

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